New Eastbourne beach hut vandalised

A new state-of-the-art beach hut has been vandalised '“ after only having been on the seafront for just over a week.

Friday, 4th August 2017, 6:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:21 pm
The Mayor of Eastbourne and architect Stephen Foley cut the ribbon for the official opening of the new designer beach hut on Marine Parade (Photo by Jon Rigby)

The futuristic hut, which can be found opposite Seahouses Square, was the result of an international architectural design competition and had been unveiled last Wednesday (July 26).

But it was discovered this morning (Friday) that someone had smashed its glass door.

Created by award-winning Irish architect Stephen Foley and fabricated by Kevin Hoy of Cutting Edge UK, the contemporary design was inspired by recent nationally significant archaeological discoveries in Eastbourne, including the Beachy Head Lady.

Photo by Jo Oldfield

It is the first of a number of bespoke huts hoped to liven up the seafront – offering pop-up events as well as beach hut hire.

The next is expected to arrive in September.

Photo by Jo Oldfield